“Eden Hazard ignored Antonio Conte’s instructions, Ivanovic is poor, Thibaut Courtois is disinterested”
Chelsea’s 3-0 loss against Arsenal has left everyone in a state of shock. First loss in the league in 5 years against the Gunners explains how unexpected it was, and that has left each fan, player, ex-player and club staff in sadness as well as fury.
None of the players looked up for it. Even before the first goal was conceded through Gary Cahill’s catastrophic mistake, Arsenal looked much sharper, both in movement and in body language. You want your best players to step up to the occasion, but our best player was nowhere to be found.
Yes, I’m talking of Eden Hazard. He struggled against Arsenal’s disciplined shape, with Hector Bellerin’s exceptional watchful eyes marking him, and also Walcott back-tracking every time he forayed forward. He lacked the panache he usually possesses, and a former blue blasted him for it along with other players too.
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